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Local communities support National Road Safety Week

Local communities support National Road Safety Week

Posted by: Joe Elvin  Date: 26/11/2012   Category: Uncategorized

Local communities all over the UK are running ‘National Road Safety Week’ campaigns.

The event, which was set up to raise awareness about the dangers of the road, began on Monday (November 19th) and is being supported by local authorities all over the country.

Portsmouth City Council are running a road safety show at Highbury College this afternoon (November 22nd). According to portsmouth.gov.uk, it will give students the chance to discuss issues surrounding poor driving and awareness of road dangers.

Meanwhile, residents in Newcastle are using the week to step up campaigns for lower speed limits on urban roads.

Speaking about the GO20 campaign to thenorthernecho.co.uk, campaigner Nick Batty explained: “Everyone in the North-East should be able to walk and cycle in their community without fear or threat. It’s a basic right and GO20 is about defending that.”

It’s not only important for motorists to be aware about road safety issues. Pedestrians have a key role play in reducing fatalities too. Children should be encouraged to learn the green cross code and dog-walkers should keep their pooch on a dog harness when they are near the road.

“The 2012 Games helped us all realise the importance of being able to live active lifestyles. Critical to this is making our streets and communities safe places we can use and enjoy,” Batty added.